$129,500 DONATED IN 2022: A NEW RECORD. Vancouver, combined with our new store in Downtown Toronto, enabled us to make the greatest annual donation to our Charities, ever.
STORYTIME: In 2001 our young family decided to roll the dice and takeover an existing Thrift Store on the corner of Granville and Drake in downtown Vancouver. Built in 1917, originally, Dixon's Motors was a Ford dealership that displayed Model T's in their Grand Showroom along Granville and offered a drive-in garage for Parts and Service on Drake. Fast forward to 1997... (and several incarnations later) ...a Thrift Store was born.
Originally supporting the Widlife Rescue Association in Burnaby, once we tookover, it did not take long to decide who we wanted to benefit instead: customers who came in daily and relied on us for basic needs. As a privately owned for-profit business, it became paramount that in order for us to succeed, we needed to support chartities closest to our hearts.
We, therefore, help people in our neighbourhood experiencing mental health and poverty issues, addiction and especially, those experiencing homelessness.
We make regular quarterly donations to Coast Mental Health, The Gathering Place, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, Food Banks and Meal Hubs in Marpole and have an ongoing partnership with Covenant House in both Vancouver and now Toronto whereby they channel items donated to us and we supply them with goods on-demand as well as giving them funds.
By receiving and recycling goods all day every day (10 hours/day; 7 days/week) we are not only granted the privilege of being able to give back to our Community, but we are giving items a 2nd (and sometimes 3rd+) life while helping preserve our planet.
Last year we opened another store in downtown, Historic Toronto and have been overwhelmingly embraced by that city too.
We are forever grateful for the ongoing support that allows our business to grow and give more to our Charities every year. Thank you Vancouver for over 22 years of donations and thank you Toronto for allowing us to do the same in your exciting, vibrant city. We know you have a big choice who you decide to support...so thank you for choosing us.